I am 31 years old and have been dealing with ovarian cysts for over a year now. Aug of last year I was in the hospital with debilitating pain, and that's when I first found out I had cysts. A cyst ruptured and of course that's why I was in so much pain. I have been taking birth control pills for 4 yrs. About a month ago, I was back in the ER with ungodly pain. Same situation, but this time the cysts were larger and I have 7 of them. I switched doctors for insurance purposes, and now I am having surgery next fri, Oct 1st. But, I am having surgery for cysts, endometriosis,and Interstitial Cystitis! They are doing a laparoscopy, and a cystoscopy. I also have a collapsed bladder. I am being told that these surgery's are not major and not to worry. Of course I am scared to death. My doc is puzzled over the fact that I have such painful cysts on birth control pills.. Everything just seems so " we are not 100% sure why ". I have two kids and a husband and I do not know how long the recovery time is or even how serious until they do the surgery. Can anyone offer some insite on this? I know I jumped around, it's just so much going on..